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Lacking any coherent system, organization, or objective; not to be confused with random or chaotic.
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The houses were not set in rows, forming regular streets, but placed here and there in a haphazard manner which made it puzzling for a stranger to find his way.
He did not need to grab, haphazard, and run--there was no hurry.
She said that she had many times amused herself reading them; but that she did not know the situation of the provinces or seaports, and so she had said at haphazard that she had landed at Osuna.
Her aunt did not neglect her: she wrote again and again; they were receiving frequent accounts from Edmund, and these accounts were as regularly transmitted to Fanny, in the same diffuse style, and the same medley of trusts, hopes, and fears, all following and producing each other at haphazard. It was a sort of playing at being frightened.
They were accompanied by an interpreter; a French creole, one of those haphazard wights of Gallic origin who abound upon our frontiers, living among the Indians like one of their own race.
The distinction between the elder children and the younger corresponded almost to the distinction between a higher class and a lower one, for with only a haphazard education and insufficient allowances, the younger children had picked up accomplishments, friends, and points of view which were not to be found within the walls of a public school or of a Government office.
A PROMINENT critic of Boris Johnson has quit the government, hitting out at the "haphazard and ramshackle" would-be prime minister.
Dozens of vehicles were parked in a haphazard manner owing to the roadside eateries and showrooms on this stretch of the road.
Duncan Elrick, 35, carried out the "haphazard" crime at Regent Street in Keith, Moray, after drinking heavily all day.
Summary: Amravati (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Feb 8 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday said that before coming to power in 2014 the irrigation projects in the state were in "haphazard" condition and that his government had to work a lot to make the system right.
Connivance of Federal Police, Patwari and land mafia changed the master plan of capital by haphazard constructions, one of these illegal societies include Ghauri town, whose owners had allegedly occupied an area of 4 km of graveyard, green area and shamlat (Common land), and were involved in illegal plotting, which were sold to general public on very high prices.
A number of them complained of harassment by police and haphazard shooting of those who don't bend to the officers' demands.